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London Marathon Runner, Tess!

Published 18th February 2019

One Broker would like to introduce you to our two awesome marathon runners! Tess Minns and Danny Hawkins have volunteered to run the Virgin Money London Marathon on the 28th of April. They’re taking part to raise money for One Broker’s Charity of the Year, The Papworth Trust.

We asked Danny and Tess some questions to get to know them better and find out how their running prep is going.

Here are the lovely Tess’ answers! (Keep an eye out for Danny’s answers next week).

What inspired you to take part in the London Marathon?

Come April I will have been running for two years and it has totally changed my life. I am a happier, fitter & healthier person. I now have the opportunity to use running to change other people’s lives- raising money for The Papworth Trust.

What training are you doing to prepare for the marathon?

My training plan consists of three runs a week – two shorter runs midweek and one long run every weekend. The long run will build up to a 20 mile run during my peak week (the week with the highest mileage). I am also cross training twice a week – spin class and body pump - to keep my overall fitness up. No doubt I will also be visiting my physio lots too to keep my muscles in good shape!

Is there any tips or tricks you hope to use to help you get round the course?

The week before will be the most important in terms of physically getting me round the course- resting, eating lots of high carb foods and staying hydrated. On the day it’s going to be all about mental stamina; running the mile I am in, instead of thinking about the whole 26.2! I am looking forward to seeing the landmarks, soaking up the atmosphere and hopefully the crowds will help push me along.

To support our brilliant runners, Tess and Danny, please donate to their JustGiving page at:

Follow their training for the marathon at @Tess_Runs_OB and @Danny_Runs_OB on Twitter.

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One Education Attend English UK Marketing Conference 2019

Published 11th February 2019

One Education attended the English UK Marketing Conference last week in Bishopsgate, London. The event invited those who specialise in the language education sector to learn more about how to generate interest in their business including a Brexit panel discussion, looking at the potential issues of a “deal or no deal” situation. Another particular area of focus was on developing relationships with study abroad agents and international students.

Attending from One Education was Elaine Pink, Education Development Manager. English Language Schools are one of the many types of educational establishments which One Education works with. The One Education team is specialised in securing education insurance to cover a range of risks, including those required by Language Schools, Students and Host Families.

Speaking of the event, Elaine Pink commented "It has been a great day here at the English UK Marketing Conference. I have been coming to the event for a number of years now. It’s a great opportunity to meet up with professionals working in the English Language School sector and learn more about their business".

To find out more about One Education’s Language School Insurance, visit:

Lee Coombs at Biscuit event

One Broker Biscuiteers Enjoy Peterborough Biscuit Business Event

Published 7th February 2019

One Broker attended The Peterborough Biscuit Business Event on the 6th of February, exhibiting on stand B13-15. The venue in Peterborough’s East of England Arena and Events Centre hosted local businesses from across the East of England. Phil Smith, New Business Executive, and Lee Coombs, Account Executive, represented One Broker at the event, discussing with attendees what One Broker has to offer.

Showcasing a vast range of businesses, admission was free for visitors with donations collected for charities, Deafblind UK and Little People UK. Visitors, affectionately known as the ‘Biscuiteers’, were entertained with group activities, networking opportunities and the large exhibition.

Lee Coombs, who attended the Peterborough Biscuit Business Event on behalf of One Broker, commented "We really enjoyed exhibiting at the Peterborough Biscuit Business Event and found it really useful in getting to know local businesses in the area. It was great to chat to those attending about what they look for when it comes to securing insurance for their business- listening, after all, is an important part in ensuring we offer the best possible service to our customers. Events like this demonstrate One Broker’s position as a frontrunner as an East Anglian insurance broker and provides an opportunity to showcase the best that we offer".

(Picture: Lee Coombs from One Broker and Jodie Sullivan from Wearehue)

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Chat With One Broker At Peterborough Biscuit Business Event

Published 6th February 2019

One Broker is exhibiting at The Peterborough Biscuit Business Event today, the 6th of February. Lee Coombs, Account Executive, and Phil Smith, New Business Executive, are attending the event to chat with businesses about what One Broker can offer them.

The Peterborough Biscuit Business Event is celebrating its third year of hosting businesses from across East Anglia. The event is free to all visitors - attendees are simply asked to fill in an online registration form for admission.

Phil and Lee can be found at the event on stand B13 so be sure to pop by to say hello!


One Broker to Exhibit at The Peterborough Biscuit Business Event

Published 31st January 2019

One Broker will be exhibiting at The Peterborough Biscuit Business Event on Wednesday the 6th of February. Two members from the One Broker team will be attending the event at Peterborough’s Minerva Business Park. The Peterborough Biscuit Event invites local businesses across the East of England to promote their unique products and services.

Representing One Broker, New Business Executive, Phil Smith and Account Executive, Lee Coombs, will be attending the event in February. The executives will be chatting with event goers, demonstrating the breadth of insurance One Broker offers to businesses.

Speaking of the event, Phil Smith, said "The Peterborough Business Event provides an opportunity for businesses around East Anglia to showcase the amazing offering they have. At One Broker, we cater for a wide range of business types, from small independent businesses with just a few employees, to larger organisations with many staff working with them. We offer a completely independent service that is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority, while we have a friendly and professional inhouse claims team to deal with any claims that are submitted. At One Broker, we are really proud of the service and products we offer, which is why The Peterborough Biscuit is the perfect event for us".

Phil and Lee will be available at the event on the 6th of February to speak to regarding insurance advice. Be sure to pop by to say hello and find out more about One Broker!

One Broker's Mark Ling, Shaun Lenton and Mark Dunnett presenting Joe Robinson with Man of the Match

One Broker Official Sponsors of Cambridge City FC vs. Bromsgrove Sporting FC Match

Published 3rd January 2019

Cambridge City FC and Bromsgrove Sporting FC went head to head last Saturday and One Broker were central in witnessing the action. As official sponsors of the match, One Broker staff watched on from the side lines at the Glassworld Stadium, the temporary home of Cambridge City FC.

Both teams play in the Evo-Stik Southern League Central Division One, a league which unites semi-professional teams from across South England. While Cambridge City FC are local to Gibbs Denley Insurance Service’s office - part of the One Broker Group - Bromsgrove Sporting FC travelled from Birmingham to compete in Saturday’s match.

Included in its duties as match sponsor, One Broker were asked to name the Man of the Match, no easy task considering the level of dedication each player evidently had for the game. At full time the score stood at a 1–1 draw, and after careful consideration, Joe Robinson was declared Man of the Match.

Mark Ling, Associate Director at Gibbs Denley Insurance Services, who attended the match, commented "What a day we’ve had! Watching both Cambridge City and Bromsgrove Sporting battle it out on the pitch has been fantastic. It’s always great as a local business to be involved with local football clubs, and this is certainly no exception".

Speaking of the match, Gibbs Denley Insurance Services’ Mark Dunnett added "As a loyal supporter of Cambridge City FC for twenty plus years I am thoroughly delighted to be involved in the sponsorship of the game. Also, a big well done to Joe Robinson, who was outstanding and deserving of our Man of the Match award".

(Picture: One Broker's Mark Ling, Shaun Lenton and Mark Dunnett presenting Joe Robinson with Man of the Match)

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